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    Censorship and Political Correctness Panel

    The members of the panel discussed controversies about books in which they had been involved and other incidents about political correctness issues. William Styron is the author of The Confessions of Nat…

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    The Sound of Freedom

    Raymond Arsenault talked about his book The Sound of Freedom: Marian Anderson, the Lincoln Memorial, and the Concert That Awakened America (Bloomsbury Press; March 31, 2009). He talked on stage…

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    The Politics of Presidential Appointment

    Mr. Hackney discussed his experience after being nominated by President Clinton to head the National Endowment for the Humanities. Professor Hackney reads, and comments on, various sections of his book The…

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    After Words with Sheldon Hackney

    Sheldon Hackney discussed his book Magnolias Without Moonlight: The American South from Regional Confederacy to National Integration, published by Transaction Publishers. He discussed the political…

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    Senate Confirmation Process

    Former government officials and others talked about the confirmation process for presidential nominees. Among the topics they addressed were past battles over controversial nominations,…

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    University of Alabama Commencement Address

    Sheldon Hackney, Former Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, talked about the importance of self-improvement and how it is an essential part of American identity.

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    Government Funding for the Humanities

    Sheldon Hackney, the Chairman for the National Endowment for the Humanities, talked about government funding and the survival of the humanities in the United States. He commented on the…

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    Race, Ethnicity and Culture

    Panelists of varied backgrounds, including Charles Murray, co-author of “The Bell Curve” sought ways to explain bigotry and racism in the U.S. and to replace them with a sense of community…

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    National Endowment for the Arts

    Chairman for the National Endowment for the Humanities Sheldon Hackney took viewer calls concerning the National Endowment for the Arts and the role it played in preserving American art and…

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    Education Issues

    Sheldon Hackney gave insight on his tenure as President of the University of Pennsylvania and the effect administration policy has on higher education goals. He answered questions from the…

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    U.S. Humanities Education

    National Endowment for the Humanities chairman, Sheldon Hackney spoke during a luncheon at the National Press Club in Washington D.C. Mr. Hackney spoke about the need for continued emphasis on…

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    The State of American Education

    University Presidents discussed issues related to Higher Education with Brian Lamb

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